Suffocation fans recently gasped in response to the departure of founding member and legendary drummer Mike Smith. The drummer recently slammed his former bandmates with the intensity of a street fight during an interview with Sick Drummer Magazine.
Iron Maiden have just released the first tease of their upcoming ‘En Vivo!’ concert DVD. Taken from their April 2011 show in Santiago, Chile, the band performed ‘Blood Brothers’ from their ‘Brave New World’ album in front of over 50,000 screaming fans.
The pride of Finland’s metal subculture, Children of Bodom, recently celebrated their 15th year under the COB name with a recent tour featuring Eluveitie and Revocation. However, the band is continuing the celebration by releasing ‘Holiday at Lake Bodom (15 Years of Wasted Youth),’ a CD/DVD retrospective of the band’s career.
The Revolver Golden God Awards have just announced a new batch of rockers to appear at the 2012 ceremony. Not only will Korn, Tenacious D, Dee Snider and Trivium present and perform in the show, but drummer Vinnie Paul will debut a never-before seen Pantera music video from the ‘Vulgar Display of Power’ recordings.
Drummer Travis Barker has captured success with a bunch of different musical projects, including Blink-182, +44 and Box Car Racer. Additionally, Barker is the drummer for the hip-hop / punk rock hybrid Transplants – the logo of which Barker recently tattooed on his skull.
Earlier this week, the news broke that longtime Arch Enemy guitarist Christopher Amott had left the band. Although Chris Amott had left the band in 2005, only to return in 2007, the news was still a bit shocking for Arch Enemy fans. In a new interview with Christopher’s former bandmate and older brother Michael Amott, the departure of Chris was far from surprising.
Well let me tell ya somethin’ brother! Whenever some jabroni challenges the Hulkster, no matter who it may be, the iconic wrestler will always accept. Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, recently challenged Hulk Hogan to make up a song on the spot for the wrestler’s ’90 Day Challenge’ promotion – and the results weren’t pretty.
Metallica‘s Orion Music + More Festival already featured an incredibly diverse lineup when it was initially announced, but now metal fans are sure to raise their horns in response to some noteworthy new additions to the bill.
Breaking news about Metallica‘s highly anticipated 3D film: The band just revealed that they’ve chosen director Nimrod Antal (‘Kontroll,’ ‘Vacancy,’ ‘Predators’) and producer Charlotte Huggins (‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’) to work with them in creating the film.
We recently reported that rock legends such as Duff McKagan, Sebastian Bach, Gene Simmons and many more are planning to embark on the Rock ‘N’ Roll Allstars tour in Central and South America. To get fans even more excited, a tentative setlist has been released (spoiler alert), featuring some of the most celebrated songs in rock history.
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